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Burns & McDonnell Senior Plumbing Engineer - Mission Critical (Fort Worth) in Fort Worth, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is a company comprised of more than 14,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell’s Mission Critical team was ranked #2 by the ENR in 2023. We have exciting opportunities for those interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast-paced, innovative sectors of high-tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into our Mission Critical team and into a multibillion-dollar industry that is growing exponentially. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site. Mission Critical is an international practice for Burns & McDonnell involving exciting, collaborative work across many departments.

The Senior Plumbing Engineer will lead plumbing design project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of projects including power, process, corporate, healthcare, pipeline, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The Senior Plumbing Engineer will lead the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting plumbing plans according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs

What you will do

  • Lead plumbing engineering of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion providing a turnkey efficient process.

  • Ability to meet project needs and requirements set forth by our client and the project management team

  • Prepare plumbing equipment: packaged equipment specifications and data sheets, Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), technical bid summaries, and purchase recommendations.

  • Review plumbing equipment vendor drawings; data interface with suppliers, clients other engineering disciplines, detailers, designers.

  • Participate in development of project schedule, scope, budget staffing planning and construction planning. Responsible for effective management of change orders.

  • Apply expert knowledge of industry standard plumbing practices, principle, codes and procedures within the MEP AE services industry.

  • Applys knowledge and experience to complex projects, find non-standard design solutions.

  • Quality review production drawings for a variety of projects and project related data as required by the project managers to verify corrections are made within multiple CAD related software. These task include but are not limited to performing a QA/QC on all plumbing system production drawings, scheduled equipment and specifications.

  • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of plumbing systems.

  • Leads field inspections, installation, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts to identify key pursuits.

  • Lead the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the plumbing engineering practice. Mentor plumbing staff team members while advocating their professional development and growth. This includes stateside and international team members.

  • Use experienced relationships with local vendors and contractors to put together and schedule lunch and learn opportunities for all team members.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence and documentation.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other engineering disciplines.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.


  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. 7 years plumbing engineering experience. Required or

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. 7 years plumbing engineering experience. Required o

  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 6 years mechanical engineering experience. Required

  • EPC project experience preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures. Strong knowledge of plumbing equipment design codes (ASPE, IPC, UPC). Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications.

  • Flexible schedule to travel locally and across the country.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License Preferred.

  • Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) certification preferred.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241913

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EH #GFS